City of Santa Clarita

City Council Agenda Item

RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY

Information

Department:City Manager's OfficeSponsors:
Category:AdoptSub-Categories:Resolution

Fiscal Impact

None.

Recommended Action

City Council adopt a resolution ratifying the existence of a local emergency.

Background/Alt Actions

BACKGROUND

 

Chapter 2.40 of the Santa Clarita Municipal Code (Ordinance No. 89-6) empowers the Director of Emergency Services (City Manager) to proclaim the existence, or threatened existence, of a local emergency when the City of Santa Clarita (City) is affected or likely to be affected by a public calamity. Conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property have arisen within the City caused by extreme fire weather conditions, such as erratic winds, high temperatures, and dry conditions resulting in the Tick Fire on October 24, 2019. These conditions of extreme peril warranted and necessitated the proclamation of the existence of a local emergency throughout the City.

 

The Director of Emergency Services (City Manager) of the City did proclaim the existence of a local emergency within the City on November 6, 2019. Per Chapter 2.40 of the Santa Clarita Municipal Code (Ordinance No. 89-6), whenever a local emergency is proclaimed by the Director of Emergency Services (City Manager), the City Council should take action to ratify the proclamation within seven days thereafter, or the proclamation will have no further force of effect. This local emergency shall be deemed to continue to exist until its termination is proclaimed by the City Council. With this declaration, it has now been found that local resources are unable to cope with the effects of the emergency. Proclaiming a local emergency allows the City to be considered for potential federal and state disaster relief funding programs.

 

ALTERNATIVE ACTION

 

1.              Decline adoption of Resolution.

 

2.              Other action as determined by the City Council.

Meeting History

Nov 12, 2019 6:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting

Addressing the Council on this item was Alan Ferdman.

Adopted Resolution No. 19-53

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Bob Kellar, Councilmember
SECONDER:Bill Miranda, Councilmember
AYES:Marsha McLean, Cameron Smyth, Bob Kellar, Bill Miranda, Laurene Weste